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Karl-Göran Sjögren


Karl-Göran Sjögren
+46 31 786 5264

Room number: 2451
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86, plan 4 , 41261 Göteborg

Department of Historical Studies (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86 , 412 61 Göteborg

About Karl-Göran Sjögren

Some of the central themes in my work have been the integration and development of computer-assisted methods and scientific analysis with the interpretation of archaeological data, with a focus on issues like social theory and prehistoric social organisation.

In empirical terms, my work has focussed on different aspects of the Stone Age in Sweden, particularly the Neolithic. A number or works relate to the remarkable concentration of megalithic tombs in the area of Falbygden, where a series of fieldworks have been carried out since the mid 1980’s, with the aim of elucidating the economic and social organisation of the societies that were building these monuments.

On-going work on has taken two directions. First, to revaluate burial practices in Scandinavian megalithic tombs using detailed recording and spatial analysis of human bones in the chambers, and second, to investigate the mobility of humans and domestic animals through isotope analyses. At present, I am also involved in the ERC project ”the Rise of Bronze Age Societies” (http://the-rise.se).

Selected research projects: Falbygdens gånggrifter (Persson & Sjögren 2001), Coast to Coast (published in the coast to coast book series), Anonymous Ancestors? (Ahström & Sjögren in prep), Elit eller kollektiv? (Sjögren, Price & Ahlström 2009).

Latest publications

Mapping human mobility during the third and second millennia BC in present-day Denmark
Karin M Frei, Sophie Bergerbrant, Karl-Göran Sjögren, Marie Louise Jörkov, Niels Lynnerup et al.
PLoS ONE, Journal article 2019
Journal article

The population history of northeastern Siberia since the Pleistocene
M. Sikora, V. V. Pitulko, V. C. Sousa, M. E. Allentoft, L. Vinner et al.
Nature, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Unraveling ancestry, kinship, and violence in a Late Neolithic mass grave
H. Schroeder, A. Margaryan, M. Szmyt, B. Theulot, P. Wlodarczak et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Middle Neolithic economy in Falbygden, Sweden. Preliminary results from Karleby Logården .
Karl-Göran Sjögren, Tony Axelsson, Maria Vretemark
Müller, Johannes, Martin Hinz, Maria Wunderlich (eds): Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes. Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation in Neolithic Europe,vol2. Proceedings of the international conference »Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes. Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation in Neolithic Europe« (16th–20th June 2015) in Kiel., Bonn, Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

Ancient human parvovirus B19 in Eurasia reveals its long-term association with humans
B. Muhlemann, A. Margaryan, P. D. Damgaard, M. E. Allentoft, L. Vinner et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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Fokus på stenålders dieten – nya boplatsunderingar i Karleby
Tony Axelsson, Karl-Göran Sjögren
Fynd / tidskrift för Göteborgs arkeologiska museum och Fornminnesföreningen i Göteborg, Magazine article 2013
Magazine article

Neolitisering i Västsverige. En översikt över källäget
Karl-Göran Sjögren
Kaul, F & Sörensen, L (red): Agrarsamfundenes expansion i nord. Symposium på Tanums Hällristningsmuseum, Underslös, Bohuslän, 25. – 29. maj 2011, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution


Demography and the intensity of cultural activities: an evaluation of funnel beaker societies (4200-2800 cal BC)
Martin Hinz, Ingo Feeser, Karl-Göran Sjögren, Johannes Muller
Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal article 2012
Journal article

Ett resebrev från Västergötland 1827 – Johan Henrik Schröders och Erik Gustaf Geijers beskrivningar av Falbygdens gånggrifter
Påvel Nicklasson, Karl-Göran Sjögren
Att återupptäcka det glömda. Aktuell forskning om forntidens förflutna i Norden / Acta Archaeologica Lundensia Series Prima in 4o, No. 32, Lund, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

RADON - Radiocarbon dates online 2012. Central European database of 14C dates for the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age
Martin Hinz, Martin Furholt, Johannes Muller, Dirk Raetzel-Fabian, Christoph Rinne et al.
http://www.jungsteinsite.de/, Magazine article 2012
Magazine article


Karl-Göran Sjögren
García Sanjuán, L.; Scarre, C. & Wheatley, D. W. (red): Exploring Time and Matter in Prehistoric Monuments: Absolute Chronology and Rare Rocks in European Megaliths. Proceedings of the 2nd European Megalithic Studies Group Meeting (Seville, Spain, November 2008). Menga: Journal of Andalusian Prehistory, Monograph nº 1 , Conference contribution 2011
Conference contribution

Megalithic landscapes in Sweden
Karl-Göran Sjögren
Sozialarchäologische Perspektiven: Gesellschaftlicher Wandel 5000-1500 v. Chr. zwischen Atlantik und Kaukasus. Internationale Tagung 15.–18. Oktober 2007, Darmstadt, Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book


Karl-Göran Sjögren
David Calado, Maximilian Baldia and Matthew Boulanger (red): Session C68 (Part I): Monumental Questions: Prehistoric Megaliths, Mounds, and Enclosures. Proceedings of the XV UISPP World Congress (Lisbon, 4-9 September 2006) / Actes du XV Congrès Mondial (Lisbonne, 4-9 Septembre 2006). BAR –S2122., Conference paper 2010
Conference paper

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